Ipoh Lou Yao Bean Sprouts Chicken (Centrepoint) 怡保老友芽菜鸡

Haven’t been to Centrepoint for a few months. Was surprised to see there’s a new F&B outlet opposite Noodle Place Restaurant.

Kampong chicken with Ipoh hor fun set for one person (S$6.90), upgraded to drumstick for additional S$1.00

Ipoh Lou Yao is supposedly a popular chain from Malaysia. Their signature dish is very much like our local poached Hainanese chicken rice, except that they use yellow-skinned kampong chicken, served with fat, crunchy beansprouts.

Kampong chicken

You can choose to have the kampong chicken set with Ipoh hor fun or chicken-flavored rice.

The chicken was pleasantly smooth, firm and springy, a texture that’s characteristic of the kampong breed chicken. However, I found the meat to be lacking in “chicken-y” flavor. The beansprouts were blanched just until they no longer had a raw taste, but still retained their crunch.

I tried both the horfun (you can choose soup or dry version) and chicken rice. Maybe I’m more used to our local style chicken rice which has a stronger aroma of ginger and garlic. Much preferred the silky Ipoh horfun in soup.

Centrepoint outlet

Other items in the menu include chicken & prawn Ipoh horfun, Ipoh horfun with yong tau foo, braised chicken feet, and fishball soup. Apparently they have other outlets at IMM, Chevron House, White Sands, and Chinatown Point. Check out their FaceBook page for more details.

Prices here are nett (no service charge or GST).

Ipoh Lou Yao Beansprouts Chicken (Centrepoint branch)
176 Orchard Road
#01-62 The Centrepoint
Singapore 238843
Tel: +65 6735 2292

The images in this post were captured with Sony Alpha NEX-6 (review unit from Sony Singapore).